Press Release February 28, 2008

Buyouts Magazine Nominates Goodwin Procter “Law Firm of the Year”

BOSTON, Feb. 28, 2008 – Goodwin Procter has been chosen as a nominee for “Law Firm of the Year” by Buyouts Magazine. The other finalists include Debevoise & Plimpton, Kirkland & Ellis, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Weil Gotshal & Manges. This award honors the most outstanding law firm serving the leverage buyout industry.

Buyouts will announce the winner at their second annual awards dinner, which will be held on March 5, in New York City, in conjunction with its 20th Annual Buyouts East conference.

Goodwin Procter’s Private Equity Practice focuses on buyouts, recapitalizations and portfolio company transactions, representing both single investors and “clubs.” The firm has over 100 attorneys that cover the full life cycle of clients’ investments — from fund formation to exit and everything in between. Goodwin attorneys are particularly known for structuring innovative, tax-advantaged solutions for clients and for their practical, client-oriented approach. In 2007, the firm was named among the nation’s top ten law firms for Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment and for Fund Formation by Chambers USA, based on feedback from clients and peers.

About Goodwin Procter
Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms with more than 850 attorneys in offices in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. The firm’s core areas of practice are corporate, litigation and real estate, with specialized areas of focus that include financial services, private equity, technology, REITs and real estate capital markets, intellectual property, tax and products liability. Information may be found at www.goodwinprocter.com.